Access to justice should be a right, says report

A statutory right to justice is needed to resolve the legal aid crisis, according to the final report of the Bach Commission. read more

British and French government failures left many children at risk

The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) has called on the government to lift the arbitrary cut-off date for applications from unaccompanied children to come to the UK and increase the number of... read more

Lady Hale sworn in as first female President of UK Supreme Court

Lady Hale became the first female President of the Supreme Court and Sir Ian Burnett was sworn in as the youngest Lord Chief Justice for half a century, at the opening of the legal year. read more

Flagship court to boost post-Brexit legal London

The City of London Corporation has backed plans to build a state of the art courthouse in Fleet Street to promote the UK’s legal and financial services after Brexit. read more

Right to die ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Protection said that legal permission will no longer be required from a judge before life-supporting treatment is withdrawn from patients suffering from severely... read more

Justice in Wales

The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will chair a Welsh government-appointed Commission on Justice in Wales. read more

Legal services are GREAT

The Legal Services are GREAT campaign to promote the UK’s £25bn legal services sector was unveiled by the Lords’ justice spokesman Lord Keen at a reception in Singapore. read more

Lady Justice Thirlwall

The Lord Chief Justice appointed Lady Justice Thirlwall as Deputy Senior Presiding Judge with immediate effect. read more

Court pilot postponed

The Chief Executive of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, Susan Acland-Hood, announced that pilots of the controversial flexible court sitting proposals have been postponed until February 2018. read more

LCJ’s ‘most difficult year’

The impact of Brexit, attacks on the judiciary and the continued spending cuts have given the outgoing Lord Chief Justice a tough year. read more